Quito study abroad student overlooking the city at night from a circular look out

Quito

Ecuador

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Sit back, relax, and dream about everything that awaits when you study abroad in Quito.

Imagine exploring vibrant neighborhoods and admiring the beautiful colonial Spanish architecture that makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dive into the city’s tradition and varied influences and adventure to the equator in Mitad del Mundo where you can learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous people

Whether you’re practicing your Spanish, studying the environment in this biodiverse region, walking through the city’s street, or on a hike, the opportunities for adventure are endless when you study abroad in Quito.

Programs

Quito - Area Studies & Language

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Direct Enrollment - Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
5 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Summer - Environmental Studies

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$8,315
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Quito's Top Five

Stand on the Equator

Travel via bus to the place where the northern and southern hemispheres meet and stand at the middle of the Earth.

Wander Through Historic Old Town

Stroll the streets to get a feel for the city and see the historically charming architecture.

Climb a Volcano

Trek to the top of Volcano Pichincha just outside the city for beautiful views of Quito and its surrounding landscapes.

Try Authentic, Local Cuisine

From grilled plantains to freshly-squeezed juices, your taste buds will thank you.

Explore and Unwind in Itchimbia Park

This hilltop park is home to Quito's cultural center and offers running paths, picnic spots, and more for a relaxing day in the sun.

The Latest from Quito

Jan 5 9:39pm
Quito

Embracing the Unknown: A Predeparture Guide to Quito Immersion

by Julianna

In this blog, I detail the process of how I chose to study abroad in Quito, Ecuador, what anxieties and curiosities are going through my mind in the 48 hours leading up to my departure from Indianapolis, IN, and a few helpful hints for those looking to study abroad. I hope to ease people's fears and introduce them to the beauty and adventure Quito has to offer.

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Jan 1 7:30pm
Quito

El Corazón and Ecuador: The Expectations Gap

by Louis

My expectations of climbing the mountain El Corazón and of my time in Ecuador were both extremely different from how each thing ended up—but both were valuable experiences.

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Jan 1 12:55pm
Quito

Homestaying and Boundaries: Lessons from Quito

by Louis

Advice on homestaying from someone who made a few mistakes.

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Dec 26 12:02pm
Quito

Mental Wellness in Quito: The Month I Spent In Bed

by Louis

If you’ve been following my blog this semester, you know that towards the end of October, I experienced a personal tragedy: my grandmother passed away. It was the first personal loss I’d really ever experienced, and it hit me hard. For the next month, everything was just harder. It was harder for me to wake up in the morning, to get out of bed, to pay attention in class, or even just to think clearly.

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Dec 26 9:31am
Quito

Not Going Away For The Weekend

by Louis

Sometimes, you go away for the weekend. Other times though? You don't.

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